One of my personal goals in life is the elimination of personal stress and anger. I had a touch of an anger management issue when I was a kid and it caused a lot of unnecessary stress for me and the people around me. I feel like anger and resentment drain the life out of you. I decided a long time ago that I would not be an angry person, and so I don't tend to let angry or negative people into my life. Right now my life is a bit outside of it's natural state in the stress department, but I am a big believer in keeping that to a minimum. I meditate, though not as often as I should, and I love it. I get in nature, that is my sanctuary. My plans to hike Mt. Hood this summer were waylaid by an untimely soccer injury, but I'll get it in the spring.
The most important thing for me is to enjoy life as much as possible, it's short and there's little point to wasting our time on things that won't bring us happiness in the end. I was in a field that was draining my energy, and so I'm changing that right now by going back to school to become a nurse.
Sweet mother...I'm rambling like a freak. I'll stop now.